PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new positive COVID-19 case on Monday, bringing the total to 858 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new case was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 34 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 16,764 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,119 confirmed deaths.

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New Jersey health officials reported 156 positive cases of the coronavirus on June 29, bringing its total to 171,272. Deaths climbed to 12,138 with the addition of 18 more lives claimed by the virus.

Governor Phil Murphy noted in his Monday briefing that the state’s rate of transmission of COVID-19 has increased — as predicted — since more businesses and activities have returned, climbing from 0.70 from the beginning of Stage 2 to 0.86 on June 25.

With 329 new cases per day — or four new cases for every 100,000 residents — the state is also losing ground in terms of its national ranking in this category, he said. New Jersey now ranks 39th, falling from 42nd place.

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of New Jersey, and public health officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting common areas. These are the best ways to reduce the rapid spread of the virus. 

For questions regarding COVID-19, call the NJ State Health Call Center at 1-800-222-1222. This information is available in several languages. 

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